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Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise

Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise

By Zan archpelago tours & safaris
This is the combination of Nakupenda SandBank Boat trip and Sunset dhow cruise. During SandBank Boat Trip: Lunch and drinks, relax on the sandbank, swim and listening to the birdlife around you and the skippers daughters lapping against the shore. In this tour you will discover alot of things. Tourists must come with the towels and swimming suits, although we are giving out snorkeling gears and even life jackets on request, we shall slowly start to sail back to Stone Town after soaking up the sun, and return back to the city, The trip will be on a sharing traditional dhow the sandbank picnic is great for the group tourists, couples, families and individuals. During Sunset Cruise: This 2-3 hour boat trip can either start from the Northern Coast of the Island to watch the world famous sunset of Zanzibar or it can start from Stone Town where guests can enjoy the best view of the Zanzibar capital city from the water.
per adult
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Ages 1-100, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h
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Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel (Around stone town)
  • Seafood’s lunch and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Services of Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Zanzibar Traditional boat fees
  • Snacks During sunset cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve
What's not included
  • Guide tip
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travelers around Stone town for free, any pick up outside Stone town will include extra transport charges.
  • Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania Meeting point is near the house of wonder opposite to forodhani park
  • Airports:
  • Kisauni Airport, Tanzania
  • Ports:
  • Zanzibar Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 193132P29

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise?
Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise price starts from $100.00. Discover and book Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise cancellation policy?
Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise?
Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise is hosted by Zan archpelago tours & safaris. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Zan archpelago tours & safaris on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise?
On average, this experience will take approximately 8h. Discover and book Nakupenda SandBank & SunSet Dhow Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 193132P29

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About the operator
Zan archpelago tours & safaris
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Joined in September 2019

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  • jojodesch
    Zanzibar Delight
    This tour is a great way to see Zanzibar in a full day. If you want to experience food, fauna, culture, history, the markets and the daily lives of the people in Zanzibar then this trip is for you. Our friendly tour guide Mady was very informative and well versed on the history and information of the Zanzibar region. You will not be disappointed and will only want to know more about Zanzibar and it’s rich history and culture.
  • sizamora90
    Highly recommended tour!
    Great half a day tour, a must do while in Zanzibar. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide and driver! This group of 4 friends truly enjoyed exploring and tasting the Spice Farm, the walking tour around downtown Stonetown and Slave Market, and the boat tour to Prison Island to feed gigantic tortoise!
  • P9272LKdoreenb
    Walking Stone Town
    The tour guide, Ismael, was friendly and knowledgeable of the history. However, it is advisable not to take the tour at 16:30 as it run approximately 2 1/2 hours not 3 hours. Moreover, in the late afternoon/ evening, many of the vendors in the fish and spice markets had closed their workstations and the slave trade exhibit had also closed. Nonetheless, Ismael, made the time enjoyable.
  • GeorgeWhitediver
    Good package
    We started our day with Spice tour. We had the chance the see and taste a good bunch of daily used spices and fruits, never seen before in their original state. Farm guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Lunch was excellent!!! In overall a great experience, everyone in the farm was friend and fan to interact. Before we leave, we were visited by red monkeys, as a bonus. A must do. Then we went to Stone Town, where we met out guide Mady. Not only he is knowledgeable, but he is genuinely interested and well read about history of Zanzibar and beyond. We had an excellent introduction on Zanzibar and Stone town history and a great discussion. Then we started our walk of the city where apart from the historic details, Mady shared some excellent tips on eating and shopping in the town. Finally we visited Prison Island. Although we understand that is a tourist attraction, we did not find anything interesting about it. At some point the whole island and its building was transformed to hotel and restaurants, which are closed now. All the buildings were unattended in a derelict state. Also, the tortoise seemed exhausted from all the patting and massaging of the tourists. In total, the tour is well build and a good package for a full day. Everyone is very knowledgeable and friendly and we really had a good time. Only complain I have for the tour operator is that they list House of Wonders and People's Palace Museum in their itinerary, although these site are closed for public since 2020. (House of Wonders collapsed in 2020 and People's Palace Museum is a work in progress).
  • Travel38120862321
    A good experience
    It was great do see the big turtle’s, the Guide knew a lot about the prison island. It was a good experience. And the stone town Touré was good, too.
  • rileyg446
    Worth checking out!
    Started at the Spice farm, it's cool to go through the area but when we went, it had rained a little and it was muddy/dirty. I wasn't a fan of the extra people accompanying the tour, basically asking for tips with their gifts. Lunch and fruit trying is also included. Our guide was also very nice. Overall we had a good time here. It was just far too long, 3 hours for what should have been about an hour and a half, two hours tops. The stonetown walking tour was next, Mady was our guide. He was awesome. He knew so much about the history of Zanzibar and was very friendly. He gave us an execllent dinner recommendation and other tips of things to check out. Last stop was taking a boat across the water to prison island to see the tortoises. It was cool, but the excitement dies down pretty quickly, especially when you see the babies in their cage. Overall, the tours are fine. This company we booked with did a great job with transports, everything was on-time, everyone was very friendly and we learned a lot about the locals.
  • stephenpZ1622EL
    Excellent compnay.
    The Stone Town part was incredible - noting the history. The tour guide knew his facts and made it a great day. The spice tour guide was a bit pushy. He was doing his job, but could not seem to respond to "no more plant detail, thanks". The company used picked us up at the airport, and returned, and was super friendly, and had excellent English. Would highly recommend this company.
  • 0708jd
    Asante sana, smashed banana
    Ismail was a great guide during our trip. His extensive knowledge, warm demeanor, and ability to keep us entertained made the experience truly enjoyable. The visit to Jambo Spice Farm was a highlight, allowing us to compete to guess spices by smell and sometimes taste (even if our guesses were often wrong). The hospitality of Mr. Cappuccino and the thoughtful gifts of plant/flower jewelry added to the day. Walking through Stone Town with Ismail's local insights into its history was fascinating. The visit to Prison Island became even more memorable with Ismail's paparazzi skills, capturing moments we'll treasure. Special thanks to the ferryman, Pole Pole Jack Sparrow, for dropping us off at our hotel's waterfront on the way home, it saved us a long walk in the heat. This tour provided good value for money, offering a fantastic blend of experiences.
  • davidbM7599KJ
    A great trip with Ismail!
    Ismail was a fantastic guide!! We had a great time, particularly loved seeing the spice farm, and the giant tortoise! Really recommend this trip
  • I1976QVdawns
    Worth going!
    Turtles are definitely worth going to see, you get to hand feed the them too! I just wish they were looked after better. There was piece of plastic and rubbish scattered amongst their food on the floor.
  • Atlanta_GATravelgirl
    Great day trip!
    Really amazing trip out to the island! Super interesting history and exciting guide. Loved seeing all of the tortoises there.
  • TravelledTran
    Yes to this experience
    Mady was fantastic! Great and knowledgeable about stone town. Would have preferred to have had Mady for entire experience (prison island and spice farm) !
  • theblacklabrad0r
    Very good trip - well worth doing if you're in Stonetown
    Boarding the boat would be tricky for someone not very steady on their feet and the trip over to the island was a bit choppy due to the weather - worth bearing in mind if you suffer from seasickness. But apart from those minor issues, it was a great trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The history of the island is interesting and he presented it well. It was our first day in Zanzibar, and so it was our first sight of their gorgeous turquoise sea - beautiful. The tortoises were huge and fun to feed. One of them (accidentally) bit me, I think because his eyesight was not great, and it drew blood, but it's fine as long as you stick to using large enough leaves. The snorkelling afterwards was very good too - we had plenty of time in the water and saw quite a lot. There are better snorkelling spots around Zanzibar though (e.g. Mnemba island) so if you only have time for one snorkelling session, think about doing it there instead.
  • RAED E
    RAED E
    Prison Island & Stone Town
    It was a very nice journey with Nouman. We went to Prison Island by boat and enjoyed every little thing. We had our lunch at Mercury's bar and then we went to the old Fort and wandered in stone town.
  • SoniaMurraySmith
    Excellent guide, very informative and enjoyable!
    Our guide Mady, was superb! He was friendly, unbelievably knowledgeable, helpful and adaptable. How we managed to learn all of Stone Town/Zanzibar’s complex history in three hours, I do not know! Thoroughly enjoyable! Thank you!
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